We would like to offer you the opportunity to work with some great people on exciting areas of work and projects which will allow you to develop and grow as an individual. We of course offer the usual range of benefits you would expect from an employer ….. and more!
Flexi-time – no core hours
We offer flexi-time but unlike the usual schemes we have taken out the core hours. We just ask that you work hours to meet the business need.
Minimum 22 days annual leave
Increasing to 27 after 5 years service. (24 rising to 29 for posts Band 9 or above.)
Holiday purchase scheme
Free eye tests for PC users
To say thank you for all your hard work and to show how much we appreciate the time you put in throughout the year we give you an extra 3 days of leave to take over Christmas.
Discounted leisure centre membership
Whether you fancy a quick swim in your lunch break or want to take a class in your flexi time, there are a full range of gym facilities and classess to suit most people at Waterfield Leisure Centre
Employee assistance programme
Cycle to work scheme
Flexible working policies
We love flexible working, if you are working in our open plan office at Parkside and require IT equipment- we will give you a laptop to dock into our flexible workspace or why not take it home and work from your own space when you can.
Training and development opportunities
Occupational health service
Free flu vaccinations
Don’t take our word for it! Hear what our colleagues have to say about working for Melton
I started working at MBC in the Spring of 2006 when I joined originally as a Customer Services Advisor. I was part of a big and friendly team who were developing their focus to be able to answer most calls and enquiries at the first point of contact and not have to pass customers from service to service. While part of this team I took a real interest in Planning and Development Control and in April 2008 I was offered a secondment to the Planning team to cover some maternity leave. A more permanent post became available in the team in 2009 and I was in a really good position to apply and thankfully I managed to secure a permanent role in an area I particularly enjoyed.
Following a restructure in 2011, I gained a promotion to a career graded post which meant there was the opportunity of career progression and attaining a qualification. I started University and completed a MSc Urban Planning which was sponsored by the Council . I was given time off to support my studies but I also had to put in a lot of my own time. It was hard work but rewarding. I have since used my experience and qualification to secure a new position at the County Council where I worked for 9 months and further added to my skills and experience before coming back to Melton when a vacancy arose for a more senior post.
What made you come back to Melton?
It was the opportunity of a more senior position so that I could make full use of my qualification and experience but also I really like the flexibility of the working environment and the people who I work with. The location of the office close to town allows for easy access to the leisure centre, shops and cafes at lunch. It’s great that we get Christmas week off without having to take additional annual leave and free tea and coffee – you don’t appreciate that until you lose it!
What flexible working options have worked for you?
Back in 2006 I wanted to start my own driving school but starting out was going to be difficult without a regular income. I managed to change my working hours so that I could still work at the Council and start my own business which I ran successfully for around 10 years. Since I’ve taken on this new more senior role in planning I’m no longer teaching, but the flexibility that the Council allowed me over the years was extremely helpful. My role allows me to work from home if there is something I really need to concentrate on and because my role means I am often out and about sometimes it is easier and more time efficient to nip home to complete reports and work rather than travelling back to the office. There are no core hours in the flexi time, so as long as I am meeting the needs of the business I can take some hours out during the day and make them up at another time, sometimes in the evenings or weekends.
What is it like working at Parkside?
The offices are fairly new – we relocated after a fire destroyed our offices in 2008. They are open plan and we hot desk by docking in our laptops. There are service areas that we work in, so we know where in the building the teams are, we are just not at exactly the same desk every day. We have our favourite desks admittedly, and desks that we gravitate to on days when we are in the office, but no one is precious about them and it just works. If I am only nipping in I can utilise one of the high desks to pick up information or if we are having a group chat or team meeting there are breakout areas we can go to. It can get a bit noisy – I suppose that is the same with any open plan office, but it is friendly chatter that is easy to shut out, or get involved! If there is something I really need to focus on then I would just take it home or book out a meeting room.
Through the Job Centre as well as Me & My Learning
What skills have you learned?
How to communicate better and how to work well within a team
So far what have been some key things you have done in the apprenticeship?
Learning new things and improving my knowledge as well as learning how to use power tools/hand held tools needed for the job
What support have you been given throughout your apprenticeship?
Lots of different support from team members (colleagues), team leader and manager
What are the benefits of going down the apprenticeship route in your opinion?
Leaving the apprenticeship with experience, and qualifications to be able to use towards another job in the future
Training and Development
We provide a full induction and training programme when you join us helping you to be the best you can. In addition to regular 1-2-1s and annual appraisals, we’ll help you develop and progress your career through other initiatives such as secondments and job shadowing.
If it's a formal qualification you are looking to achieve we can help here as well with a scheme which will support you both financially and with time off to study as long as its relevant to your role.
All our colleagues have unlimited access to a full suite of e-learning modules to support not only the development of organisational information, knowledge and skills but also your individual personal development.
It is our job to make sure our services are fully inclusive for our community and to do that we need to ensure we have a diverse workforce who with a mix of ideas and experience. We are committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and work to ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of a protected characteristic or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified in terms of the job to be done.
This applies to all aspects of the Council’s employment practices including recruitment, disciplinary and grievance procedures, working terms and conditions including remuneration, redundancy, development appraisal, training for job and career development.
In order to ensure our policy is carried out in practice, we monitor our recruitment process. This means noting personal information about all applicants.
Information we ask you to give will be kept confidentially to be used for monitoring purposes only. The information will not be used against you in any way and will not be made available to the selection panel during the shortlisting process.